The Laika H720 is a worthy motorhome for your money, but many rivals are longer and therefore more spacious.
Sleeps occupants comfortably
Build isn’t that great in places
The curved corridor is not that easy to live with
The Laika offers seating for four people at the dining table and the fold-up extension on the table ensures there’s enough space to eat without banging elbows. Its front cabin seats also swivel round to meet the dining table, but there isn’t enough room at the table to dine from these seats.
One aspect of the Laika’s lounge seats that we didn’t like was the curved base of the left-hand bench. It curves towards the rear, which ensures an awkward seating angle for whoever sits there.
Worksurface is disappointingly tiny, so you’ll have to use the dining table as a preparation area.
However, you get a roomy three-ring hobs with plenty of space for pots and pans, and the sink is deep.
To help keep the kitchen clean, there’s a hob cover that folds up to act as a splash guard. Aflame guard attached to the wall ensures that hissing and spitting pots cannot stain the wood finish.
Two roller-fronted shelves and one smaller shelf above the hob provide kitchen storage, and a reasonable-sized cupboard under the sink is the best place to store food. There’s also a socket above the worktop, which is ideally placed to power a kettle.
The Laika uses a concertina’d shower door, which is made from frosted plastic. The concertina’d door reaches up to three quarters of the height of the spacious shower cabinet, but does not feel as sturdy as the full-length doors used in some other’vans. Inside the shower cubicle, there are a couple of shelves to keep shampoo bottles on. Three shelves above the good-sized sink and a cupboard above the washroom window supply ample storage. There are other nice touches, too, such as a towel rail and toilet roll holder.
The toilet is fixed, which means the sink can be a little obstructive when using the loo.
The Laika has a small stepladder that cantilevers down when used to access the transverse fixed bed. When storing the ladder, though, it flips back up and disappears into the rear garage. It’s a great solution for unhindered entry to the rear bed, and tidily stored.
The drop-down overcab beds requires the front cab seats to be tilted forward, which allows the bed to extend fully into position. Once in place, the bed is more than up to the job of accommodating children or adults.
The Laika has a neat solution for storing the overcab ladder as it simply slides out of, and back into, a dedicated slot in the base moulding.
Finally, the Laika’s dinette bed is easy enough to assemble. However, the rear edge has a step that reduces space at the feet of whoever sleeps to the rearward side.
The rear garage is big enough to accommodate a scooter, or pair of bicycles, with ease.
Inside, the Laika provides lots of storage for clothes thanks to slide out drawers under the rear bed and a decent wardrobe. Storage in the lounge and dining area is generous, too.
|Shipping Length||7.20 m|